The Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur was the venue of some unsavoury scenes in the crowd in the grandstand section yesterday.
The incident occurred after the Bangladesh Premier League Eliminator between Rajshahi Kings and Chittagong Vikings in the afternoon, which the former won. Amid the celebrations after the match in the grandstand, two groups of supporters engaged in jostling and pushing each other, and when one group went to complain to the police personnel assigned to the section there was some reported pushing and manhandling of one or more police officers.
The clash between the spectators at the grandstand and the police took place quite openly and as a result caused a brief stir among those in the stadium.
A number of senior police officers were later seen checking out the video footage of the incident at the stadium's security room.
Deputy Commissioner of Mirpur Division Masud Ahmed, when contacted, said that there was some trouble at the stadium, and that there will be an investigation into the matter. No action is being taken as yet, but if some wrongdoing or unlawful activity on the part of the supporters is uncovered, firm action will be taken.
On a similar note, Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that an incident had taken place and that both the board and the police are discussing the matter. “I can't comment on it until the investigation is done,” said Nizamuddin.